POWER TYPE : LEGITIMATE<br />SITUATION 1<br />John’s ruler goes missing and he starts a fight in class.<br />The teacher should have :<br /><ul><li>set standards for appropriate behaviours.
established rules of conducts in classrooms.</li></li></ul><li>TEACHER’S RESPONSE :<br /><ul><li>Immediately stops the fight.
Reinforces authority in the classroom.</li></ul> (By this time, the peace in the classroom should have been restored since the teacher is viewed as someone with authority.)<br />
- Investigates the incident. ( Interrogates John for his temperamental behaviour.)<br /><ul><li>Decides whether or not to punish John.
Reminds (or warns) the students about the power of the teacher to execute punishments for misbehaviours.</li></li></ul><li>SITUATION 2<br /> Lisa decides to be a ‘passenger’ in a group discussion. The other group members are not too happy about it.<br />
TEACHER’S RESPONSE :<br /><ul><li>Reminds every member of the class to obey by the rules.
Reinforces the authority by explaining the consequences that the students will have to face if found guilty.
Also explains the bright side of participating actively in a discussion.</li></li></ul><li>Advantages and Disadvantages of Legitimate Power Type<br />Alia Ismail<br />Nurshafinaz Abdul Rahman<br />
Overview<br />Introduction<br />Advantages of legitimate power type<br />Disadvantages of legitimate power type<br />Conclusion<br />
Introduction<br />Power type- Legitimate<br />Power base- Authority by virtue of appointed position<br />Teachers have the right to control students’ misbehavior because of their position<br />
Advantages(1)<br />Students perceive teachers as leaders in the classroom<br />Students will obey rules as a sign of respect to teachers<br />
Advantages(2)<br />Students will be more aware of their roles as students <br />They will perceive that it is their role to show appropriate behaviour<br />
Advantages(3)<br />Teachers are seen as benchmarks to prescribe standards for appropriate behavior<br />
Disadvantages(1)<br />No intrinsic value (inner sense)<br />Students’ consciousness to behave well (appropriate behavior) does not come from within <br />
Disadvantages(2)<br />Student respect teacher just because his/her post as a teacher<br />Affect the relationship between teachers and students <br />
Disadvantages(3)<br />Students tend to misbehave when teachers are not around<br />
Conclusion<br />Teachers should find the right context of practicing any of the power types in the classroom in order to create effective classroom management<br />